New geological age comes under fire.

@article{Voosen2018NewGA,
  title={New geological age comes under fire.},
  author={Paul Voosen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={361 6402},
  pages={
          537-538
        }
}
  • P. Voosen
  • Published 10 August 2018
  • Geology
  • Science
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